It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of our longstanding Board member, John H. Parker, Jr. on September 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife, attorney Mary Louise Parker; his sons, Adam Parker and wife, Alex, and grandson Harrison; and Josh Parker and wife, Kerri.
A resident of Saylorsburg, John was President of Parker Oil Company and was appointed to the Authority’s Board on March 3, 1991, representing Hamilton Township. A well-respected and pragmatic businessman, John lent his time and expertise to several other community boards during his tenure, including Stroudsburg School Board, Monroe County Industrial Development Authority, Pocono Mountain Industrial Park, and Hamilton Township Zoning and Hearing Board. He was known for his resourcefulness and reasonable approach to complex business concerns and always had time for a kind word or conversation with members of the Authority’s staff.
John’s wisdom, giving nature, and love for his community will be sorely missed. On behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff, we extend our sincere condolences to John’s family.